NANS suspends ASUU strike protest in Lagos, awaits outcome of Speaker, Gbajabiamila intervention

The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS has suspended its ongoing protest in Lagos state.

The students’ body has embarked on the protest over the continued closure of Nigerian public Universities.

The Informant247 recalls that the students’ association had earlier issued threat to stop activities at the local and international airports across Nigeria starting from Monday due to the strike.

The Chairman of the NANS National Task Force on ‘End ASUU Strike Now,’ Ojo Raymond Olumide, expressed disappointment in the government as he said students were tired of pleading with both parties to put an end to the industrial strike.

The Informant247 had earlier reported that the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, on Monday invaded the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.

This is to mount pressure on the government to put an end to the seven month industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.

Many were stranded as the students stormed the airport over Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU strike.

The demonstration of the students had made travellers and motorists encounter hardship as traffic gridlock was order of the day in different corners of the state.

Multiple flights were replanned while some persons missed their flights.

The Chairman of NANS, Lagos axis, Comrade Olusesi Tolulope, during a telephone interview on Tuesday, revealed that the protest had been suspended.

The chairman said the suspension of the protest was as a result of the intervention of Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

The Informant247 learnt that the speaker is planning to meet Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education, ASUU and other relevant stakeholders in the education sector over the lingering strike.

“We don’t have any plan to protest today because we want to wait for the outcome of the meeting with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila,” he said.

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